# Convert Decimals to Percents

Quick Method: move the decimal point 2 places to the right and add a "%" sign!

### Example: Convert 0.35 to percent

Move the decimal point two places to the right: 0.35 → 3.5 → 35.

## Converting From Decimal to Percent

50 of these 100 squares are green, so 50 100 , or 0.5, of the box is green.

And percent means "per 100", so 50% of the box is green.

So 0.5 (a decimal number) = 50%

(the "%" tells you that there is a hidden "/100" there)

To convert from decimal to percentage, multiply the decimal by 100, but remember to put the "%" sign so people know it is per 100.

## The Easy Way

The easy way to multiply by 100 is to move the decimal point 2 places to the right. so:

 From Decimal To Percent move the decimal point 2 places to the right, and add the "%" sign.

### Example: Convert 0.68 to percent

Move the decimal point two places to the right: 0.68 → 6.8 → 68.

You may also need to add zeros on the right to move the decimal point:

### Example: Convert 1.2 to percent

Move the decimal point two places to the right: 1.2 → 12. → 120.